Thursday, March 6, 2008

Cookstown District Council
Cookstown District Council (Irish: Comhairle Ceantair na Coirre Críochaí) is a district council covering an area largely in County Tyrone and partly in County Londonderry. Council headquarters are in Cookstown. Small towns in the Council area include Pomeroy, Moneymore, Coagh and Stewartstown and in the east the area is bounded by Lough Neagh. It covers an area of 235 square miles and has a current population of over 35,500.
The Council has 16 elected representatives. Local elections are held every four years using a Single Transferable Vote system. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected on an annual basis at the Annual General Meeting in June.
The Cookstown District Council area consists of 3 electoral areas: Drum Manor, Ballinderry and Cookstown Central. At the last elections in 2005 members were elected from the following political parties: 5 Sinn Féin, 5 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), 3 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and 3 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). In 2006-07 the Council Chairman is Councillor Patrick Pearse McAleer of Sinn Féin and the Vice-Chairman is Councillor Trevor Wilson of the Ulster Unionist Party.
The next election is due to take place in May 2009.
In elections for the Westminster Parliament it is part of Mid Ulster.
See Also: Local Councils in Northern Ireland
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